Jim Sturgess and Ryan Kwanten join Anthony Hopkins on Freddy Heineken
Story by Jack Foley
JIM Sturgess (pictured) and Ryan Kwanten have joined Anthony Hopkins on kidnap thriller Freddy Heineken.
Directed by Sweden’s Daniel Alfredson, of The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest fame, the film will chronicle the 1983 kidnapping of Dutch beer magnate Freddy Heineken and his driver Ab Doderer.
The two men were released after payment of a record ransom of 35 million Dutch guilders (the equivalent to $50 million), although the kidnappers were eventually caught.
The screenplay, by William Brookfield, is based on Peter R de Vries’ book, which has remained at the top of the Netherlands’ best-sellers list for more than two decades.
Avatar star Sam Worthington and Netherlands actor Mark van Eeuwen are also on board.
Shooting is due to commence in late October in Belgium, followed by Amsterdam and New Orleans.
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